Molecular Immunology: A Textbook

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M. Z. Atassi, Carel J. Van Oss, Darryl R. Absolom
CRC Press, Feb 22, 1984 - Medical - 744 pages
Molecular Immunology fills an important gap in the literature, providing the long-needed, up-to-date, comprehensive textbook in this field. In chapters by 43 leading experts, this wide-ranging volume presents a thorough understanding of the fundamentals and the topics at the forefront of molecular immunology studies, invaluable to graduate-level molecular immunology and immunochemistry students. Throughout Molecular Immunology, attention to the specific needs of students is emphasized. This special textbook aids the learning process with such helpful features as informative chapter introductions ... numerous reference citations ... and convenient author and subject indexes -- all in a lucid, readable style. With its authoritative coverage, its presentation designed for students, and its contemporary focus, Molecular Immunology offers the best possible choice for graduate-level courses in this demanding discipline. This unique text provides the requisite basis for a research career in this fast-developing field. Book jacket.
 

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Contents

Phylogeny of Immunoglobulins
215
Immunoglobulin Allotypes
231
Functional Immune Network
255
Methods of Immunoglobulin Isolation and Characterization
281
Origins of Immunoglobulin Diversity
305
Lectins
319
Nature and Thermodynamics of AntigenAntibody Interactions
337
Agglutination and Precipitation
361
Structure and Function of Complement
511
Lymphocyte Interactions
527
Genetic Regulation of Immune Response
541
The HLA System
563
Immunochemistry of Murine Major Histocompatibility Antigens
579
Lymphocyte Antigens and Receptors
597
Fc Receptors on Mononuclear and Polymorphonuclear Phagocytic Cells
625
Lymphokines
645

Circulating Immune Complexes
381
Radioimmunoassay
403
Enzyme Immunoassays
427
Principles and Procedures
447
Immunoelectron Microscopy
477
Cell Adhesion and Phagocytic Engulfment
661
Methods of Cell Separation
675
AppendixHistocompatibility Antigens Lymphocyte Interactions and
693
Subject Index
717
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